Furaha Asani

Things to know before the PhD
Things to know before the PhD
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By Furaha Asani (Orisirisi Blog) As a PhD student, have you ever thought about what you will do in the event that things don’t work out according to your plans? This isn’t something a lot of us tend to think of at the start of the PhD process. I would encourage you to make a […]

Food, Passions & Academia
Food, Passions & Academia
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By Furaha Asani  Chances are some of us postgrad students and academic researchers don’t really give that much thought to the food we are eating. Not that we don’t care, just that as long as it’s nutritious and/or tasty, it should go down well. Or maybe it’s just me. Regardless of whether you spend weekends […]

How to Improve your CV on your PhD
How to Improve your CV on your PhD
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|| By Furaha Florence Asani One year ago I wrote this think piece bemoaning the fact that whilst I’d invested so many years of my life into my education, I hardly had any work experience. In the PhD work climate we are all trying to simultaneously fulfil our research obligations whilst readying ourselves for what […]

A Week in the Life of a Girl Scientist
A Week in the Life of a Girl Scientist
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Hi everyone! I’m Furaha Asani, a full-time PhD student in Infection & Immunity at the medical school, University of Sheffield. I am investigating subtle immune defects in individuals at risk of pneumoccoal disease (HIV+ individuals, and haematological malignancy patients). My research involves direct interaction with medical personnel and patients, and of course, loads of laboratory […]

Tim Hunt and “the girls in Science”
Tim Hunt and “the girls in Science”
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These Science girl tears I shed  |    By Furaha Asani   | She is a PhD researcher at the Department of Infection and Immunity, University of Sheffield. Furaha also writes for African Hadithi, an online magazine. Here, Furaha shares with us her take on Tim Hunt and “the girls in science”. Furaha writes: If you’re active on […]